Then Carrie gives her news: Berger broke up with her via Post-It (tm 3M). Carrie even brought it with her for the girls to read ("I'm sorry, I can't, please don't hate me"). Sam says the "motherfucker" is "concise." Word to both. Carrie recalls the days when it was gauche to break up over the phone. Miranda remembers being dumped by a doorman: "Sorry, [he] isn't coming down. Ever." Sam pines for a doorman. So sensitive. Carrie isn't going to call, not even an "angry answering machine message," then concludes that the relationship "was a complete waste of time." Char says no, and that "everything happens for a reason." Mir says, "That is such bullshit." Yes. But mainly it's annoying that Char feels compelled to put such a sunny spin on every goddamn little thing. It's okay to not look for the silver lining just yet. But Char re-tells the disgusting story about hooking up with her divorce lawyer after kicking Trey to the curb and now she's so happ-eee. See the ring? Carrie slaps the Post-It over Char's finger and says, "Paper covers rock."
Sam and Carrie walk towards Sam's after-lunch hair appointment. Ooh, I think Sam is wearing an Hermes belt. It's white, and studded? I want one. I want an Hermes studded belt. I just broke up with my boyfriend, okay? I need some retail therapy. Or just a gift. Maybe some scented candles? Carrie decides to spend "as much time mourning the relationship as he did ending it." She pouts for two seconds, then says she's "over it." Now how about she and Sam hit the town for a fabulous evening. May I suggest Dick's Bar in the East Village? Of course, they won't get laid. But they will have fun. Samantha has another idea. Bed. It's a new club. The invite says, "Come to Bed." Carrie ooohs.
And the post-lunch typed question: "Do we search for lessons to lessen the pain?" Oh, yes. My most-current ex-b.f. could neatly encapsulate the reasons his last relationships ended. I wonder if I'll ever hear the reasons why ours did. I mean, we're still friends, but we don't have the hindsight thing really going on for us yet.